Catherine Newsome became involved with AIM not because she was interested in AIM, but
because she wanted to help a friend. In 1987, she was on a cruise and was seated next to
AIM Member Janet Pauly for meals. When someone in Janets group mixed up some AIM
Barleygreen, Catherines natural curiosity was piqued, and she asked about it.
Although Catherine was involved with another network marketing company at the time,
when Janet talked about how Barleygreen has saved her life, she
listenedbut not for herself. "I had tunnel vision for this other company at the
time, but was interested because I thought it might help a neighbor back home. Thats
the only reason I got in."
Catherine took some literature and one of Janets tapes for her neighbor. They
both began using Barleygreen at about the same time, and both of them had
"I had been using alfalfa supplements for my knees, with some results and the AIM
Barleygreen really made a difference. I was sold on Barleygreen and
Catherine soon gave up the other network marketing company and joined AIM. "While
the previous company also sold dietary supplements, I had to work hard and
sell " them to others. With AIM, I found that the products and their
benefits came up naturally while I talked to peopleand I am a talkerand they
were interested and asked for more information. Thats how it started. Word of mouth.
Little by little. It just came."
Catherine had done a little advertising with her first company, and she continued this
with AIM. She put a small advertisement in the yellow pages and was amazed at what
happened. While her previous ads had generated little response, the Barleygreen
ad seemed to strike a chord with people, and her phone began ringing. She was on her way
to the Chairmans Club.
After print ads, Catherine ventured into radio. She listens to a local morning wake-up
show and knew that the host, Glenn Scott, would do a great ad for Barleygreen if
he believed in it.
"I called up and asked, and he told me to go to the sales department. But I said,
Glenn, youve got to try it first. I dont want you just talking about it,
I want you to know firsthand what Barleygreen does.
"Glenn agreed to try Barleygreen and found that it helped him in his
early-morning schedule. Now, hes also a big AIM Herbal Fiberblend user, and
introduces me as Catherine Newsome, the Queen of Barleygreen! "
Glenn did the ad, and Catherines business continued to grow. Since then,
Catherine has had AIM Members Mary Ruth Swope, Ph.D.; Janet Pauly, R.N.; Gerald Phillips;
John Shewfelt, D.C.; Barbara Noakes; and Charlie Brown on the radio, as well as Dr.
Francisco Contreras, M.D.
Catherine attributes her success to what she calls the three Ps: "I pray to
ask for Gods help in everything I do. Then comes patience as I plant seeds
through sharing with people and waiting for those seed to bring fruit. And finally, perseverancenever
give up! That is what I built my business on."
Today, Catherine has a good AIM business of which she is appreciative and proud.
"I dont know of any other way that a woman with no education, who is a widow,
and who is 71 years old can make a good living. I dont know any other way that I
could make such a good living and help other people. I feel that I have real friends in my
organization. I cant say enough about Janet Pauly; she is a dear friend and I
cant imagine where Id be without her. I also have real friends on the AIM
staff, the wonderful people who make up Elite Services, and old friends Sandi Funkhouser,
Frank Burke, and Marjorie Nava. This has made things wonderful. The AIM business and
making the Chairmans Club has been a pleasure. Every step of the way has been a
pleasure. But most of all, I would like to give all the glory to the Lord. He has been the
one who has led me through this."
Catherine never loses sight of her main goalhelping others. "The end result
is helping people. Thats what its all about. I dont make that much money
from my radio ads. But if I help one person, its worth it. The Lord has blessed me